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Is a Spreader Graft Necessary to Fix Nasal Valve Collapse?
I had a previous rhinoplasty where a dorsal hump was removed leaving me with a collapsed internal nasal valve. The doctor said he would use a closed approach to fix my problems. He said he does not used spreader grafts, rather he uses another type of graft to support the sidewall of the nose. It seems that all of the articles I read say that this type of problem calls for a spreader graft. Is it unusual not to use one? Also would this graft would improve the crookedness of my nose as well?
Spreader grafts for nasal valve narrowing.
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Spreader Graft Needed in Rhinoplasty
Spreader Graft Often Used for Internal Nasal Valve Collapse
A Deviated Septum is not the only cause of Nasal Airway Obstruction.
Rhinoplasty for Nasal Obstruction
Correction of internal valve collapse
Spreader grafts, rhinoplasty
Nasal spreader grafts to improve breathing
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